Summary: Microsoft Vine is pronounced dead, but almost nobody is there to mark the event (because Microsoft does not matter so much anymore)
TECHRIGHTS MAINTAINS A WIKI page which organises information about dead products from Microsoft (since about 2008). There are many such products and the latest addition to them is a low-profile death (not much of an official announcement about it has reached the mainstream media).
So far we have found six articles about it and we hope these help document another product’s death (it is the trend that’s indicative of Microsoft’s destiny). “Microsoft cuts Vine alert system”, “Microsoft To Shut Down Disaster Communication Service Vine”, “Microsoft Vine given the axe”, “Microsoft: To Shut Down Service “Vine”, and “Microsoft to Shut Down Vine Social Service” are the headlines identifiable by Google News and another article says that:
Microsoft has announced it is abandoning its beta program for Vine. Vine was unveiled last mid-year as a tool for helping friends and family stay in touch during emergencies. As it was designed, it would have given individuals ability to post information that would help keep others updated during an emergency.
3 more articles that we found before finalising this post are [1, 2, 3]. Microsoft loves to organise mock funerals for rivals who thrive. They — unlike Microsoft — don’t march in the streets to mark real deaths of Microsoft products. What does that say about Microsoft? █